“I still wake up every morning and do what I love to do-Inspire.”
By:Brian E. Jones
Nearly one week ago, Poet D’elve Je Veux III was robbed and assaulted by four thugs, as he left his home to pick up food at a local restaurant. Recently celebrating his latest book release, At Random/WORDS, the 33-year-old poet has now found himself at home in Philadelphia, recovering from his attack after being released from the hospital.
These things happen and when they do…you must find the courage to break free from the negative impact and scars they leave. Sometimes this is a very hard thing to do. The first thing you feel after an attack like this- is anger and I have allowed myself that moment, to feel what I feel-guilt free…many are not willing to admit to that-but I can. You get angry at the cruelties of humanity, the violations of honor and respect but it doesn’t just stop there with me and I think that’s where the magic happens. I use that anger and turn it into positives. I focus on the fact that I am still alive. I can still smile. I can still laugh. I can still love. The very fact that I STILL CAN, is enough for me. It becomes but a testament to my inner strength and all that I’ve been able to endure. I still wake up every morning and do what I love to do-Inspire.
This is why we love Poet Delve Je Veux III, so much, even after such a devastating situation, he is able to maintain integrity, character and still find the strength to us inspire us all.
Meanwhile, two suspects have been arrested in regards to this case.